Bubba Watson ends 2-year drought – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — Bubba Watson lost track of time. He didn’t realize it had been nearly two years and 41 tournaments since his last victory. A reminder came Sunday afternoon,…

Apple working on heart attack prediction device: report – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldThis post was originally published on Mashable. We now know that Apple held closed-door talks with Tesla, a meeting of two innovative companies that hints at a number…

NASA solves mystery of Mars ‘doughnut’ rock – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldNASA scientists have finally been able to explain the origin of the mysterious rock shaped like a jelly doughnut that appeared near the rover Opportunity in early January.…

US, China promise improved cooperation on combating climate change – Fox News

Fox NewsBEIJING – The United States and China have promised to cooperate more closely in combatting climate change. In a joint statement issued after a visit by U.S. Secretary of…

John Kerry: Climate change as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, WMDs – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Saying that climate change ranks among the world’s most serious problems — such as disease outbreaks, poverty, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction — U.S.…

Social media trawled as government spends $4.3 million on research contracts – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldFounder and chief executive Warren Weeks said it could track 24 million social media ”pieces” an hour, to gauge Australians’ perceptions of different policy areas. ”People hire Cubit…

Researchers Develop Termites-Inspired Robots To Build Shelter On Mars – The Almagest

The AlmagestIn a new research it is said termite-inspired robots may help doing several important tasks on Mars or Moon for human beings. It may even build shelters there for…

Davis “disappointed” with finish as US ditches skating suits – CBS News

CBS NewsDavis “disappointed” with finish as U.S. ditches skating suits. Shani Davis of the U.S. covers his mouth after competing in the men’s 1,500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena…

Government spends $4.3 million to gauge mood on social media – Sydney Morning Herald

Government spends $4.3 million to gauge mood on social mediaSydney Morning HeraldFounder and chief executive Warren Weeks said it could track 24 million social media ”pieces” an hour, to gauge…

2 killed in UK storms that keep battering Britain – Washington Post

Washington PostLONDON — Two people have died in weather-related incidents as storms continue to batter Britain. One woman died in central London when part of a building collapsed on the…

David Stern moves straight into NBA Hall of Fame – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldOnly two weeks after the end of his 30-year reign as commissioner of the NBA, David Stern is heading for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The American, 71,…

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan survives two falls to win figure skating gold – CBS News

CBS NewsYuzuru Hanyu of Japan reacts during the flower ceremony after he placed first in the men’s free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014…

Mass evacuation in Indonesia as Java volcano erupts – BBC News

BBC NewsTens of thousands of Indonesians have fled their homes after a volcano erupted in east Java. Mount Kelud spewed ash and debris over a large area, including the city…

Robot army ‘to help alleviate future floods’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSelf-organising robots that mimic insect colonies have been shown off by computer scientists at Harvard University. The robot construction crews could in future be used to help alleviate flooding,…

Local College Kids Change Facebook Profiles to New Gender Options for Users – Siouxland News

Siouxland NewsFacebook profiles are changing now that the social media site has given users several more options. Wednesday, if you signed up as a new Facebook user, the gender options…

Attack on US veterans website may have been aimed at military members – PCWorld

PCWorldA cyberattack against the Veteran of Foreign Wars website, believed to have been initiated in China, may have sought to spy on U.S. military members, security company FireEye said Thursday.…

Bid to block car-melting beam from London’s ‘Fryscraper’ – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldThe owners of the 37-storey skyscraper in the City of London financial district known as the Walkie Talkie are seeking permission to mount sun-shading gear to block a…

US says freed Afghan prisoners are a threat to civilians, troops – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — Over strong U.S. objections, Afghanistan on Thursday released 65 prisoners it has said it cannot prosecute despite American warnings that they could return to attacking…

Syria aid convoy bound for Homs comes under attack – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesTARTUS, Syria — In a setback for a United Nations-brokered aid effort, a convoy carrying humanitarian assistance to civilians trapped in the center of the Syrian city of…

Egypt army denies Sisi presidential candidacy report – BBC News

BBC NewsEgypt’s military has denied that its chief of staff, Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, told a Kuwaiti newspaper he would run for president. Spokesman Col Ahmed Ali said the…

Liz Hurley denies Bill Clinton affair after sensational US media reports – The Independent

Best is yet to come, says Facebook’s Zuckerberg – The Nation

The NationDo you agree with Senate’s demand that the names of superior judiciary judges with dual nationality be made public? Yes. No. Don’t know. Do you agree with Senate’s demand…

Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga ‘mulled suicide’ – BBC News

BBC NewsA castaway who says he spent 13 months lost in the Pacific told reporters he thought about killing himself twice, despairing from “hunger and thirst”. In an interview to…

Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia…

Judgment at Nuremberg actor Maximilian Schell dies aged 83 – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldAustrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won an Oscar for best actor in 1961 for Judgment at Nuremberg, has died at the age of 83. Schell died following “a…

Tense Thai Elections Go Ahead Despite Protests – ABC News

ABC NewsProtesters trying to derail Thailand’s national elections forced the closure of hundreds of polling stations in a highly contentious vote that has become the latest flashpoint in the country’s…

US denies it sought direct negotiations with Syria in Geneva – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Washington denied claims by Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday that American diplomats had sought to negotiate directly with their Syrian counterparts at last week’s ‘Geneva 2’ peace…

Thailand election: Country goes to polls – BBC News

BBC NewsMillions of Thais are voting in a general election boycotted by the opposition and blighted by protests. Anti-government protesters say they will disrupt voting across Thailand and continue their…

James O’Connor: London Irish confirm departure – BBC Sport

BBC SportJames O’Connor: London Irish confirm departure. London Irish have confirmed Australia international James O’Connor will leave the club at the end of the season after completing his six-month contract.…

Peyton Manning Is Football’s MVP: Most Valuable Performer – People Magazine

People MagazineThe greatest day in sports will soon be upon us: This Sunday, the Denver Broncos will face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium…

Chinese New Year Sends Laborers Home, Rich Abroad – ABC News

ABC NewsDragging a heavy suitcase through a Shanghai subway station, 17-year-old Linghu Yong prepared himself to cram onto a jam-packed train Thursday for the 30-hour trip home to spend the…

Scientists find new way to get stem cells – Irish Times

Irish TimesThe Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland general manager Andrew Finnerty, director Tim O’Brien, Minister of State for Research and Innovation Se├ín Sherlock and president of NUI Galway Dr James…

Andy Coulson called Sienna Miller tape ‘brilliant’, phone-hacking trial hears – BBC News

BBC NewsThe News of the World’s ex-editor, Andy Coulson, said “brilliant” when a reporter played him a hacked voicemail in the newsroom, a court has heard. Dan Evans told the…

Google purchases DeepMind, expanding its reach in artificial intelligence – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldGoogle has purchased British start-up DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company founded by a 37-year old former chess prodigy and computer game designer. The American tech giant’s London office…

US, British spy agencies exploit ‘leaky’ apps for intel: report – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and British intelligence agencies have plotted ways to gather data from Angry Birds and other smartphone apps that leak users’ personal information onto global networks, the…